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S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth works where the need is greatest 

Explore the maps below to learn more about the communities that are part of our S.T.R.O.N.G. Youth family.

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We are where families have the least financial resources

This map shows economically disadvantaged students on Long Island.


In the districts we serve the average percent of economically disadvantaged students is 66%, which is 78% greater than the regional average (37%).

We are where school funding is low

In the districts we serve, the average per pupil funding is 27% lower than the Long Island average.

We are where systemic racism is more intense

Long Island is one of the the most racially segregated regions in the country. In the districts we serve students of color make up 89% of the population, compared to the regional average of 51%.

We support students in districts with the lowest graduation rates

In the districts we serve the average graduation rate is 81%, which is 11% lower than the 91% average for Long Island.

We go where kids are not getting the support in school that they deserve

This map shows the Student to Guidance Counselor Ratio in school districts across Long Island.

Although ASCA recommends a 250-to-1 ratio of students to school counselors, in the districts we serve the ratio is 560-to-1. This is
47% lower than the Long Island average of 381-to-1.

We help students stay in school

This map shows rates of chronic absenteeism, which is defined as missing 10% or more school days.

In the districts we serve the chronic absenteeism rate is 21%, +33% higher than the 15% average for Long Island.

Our maps are made, maintained and updated by North Arrow, an impact mapping and data data visualization company helping nonprofits grow their support. North Arrow develops interactive digital maps and charts that empower non-profits with immersive communication tools. 
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Working with "at-risk"* students, their families, and schools to alleviate academic and behavioral challenges

Combining food and community with hands-on education on farming and mindfulness for children and adults

Giving workshops, assemblies and professional development sessions

Promoting positive identity formation, development of higher stages of moral reasoning and providing youth with the skills and support they need

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